April 6, 2014

Return of Jethro the MINIon

 Well these past couple of days have been spent with Jethro.  I have gained a couple of followers since then, so for those of you that don't know, Jethro is a miniature donkey.  He was born in late January 2014, so he will not actually be coming to our barn until late May since he needs to be with his mom.

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Jethro the day we met him, he was only a month old in this picture

Luckily, he is still the exact same as when I left him, just bigger and less of an awkward (for example, he is finally growing into his knees) baby!  It is so neat watching him grow.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a ton of photos since I was busy spending time with him and the ones I did get were meh cellphone photos.

I brushed him a little bit towards the end (after the photos) and practiced picking up his hooves.  He stands nicely for both grooming and having his hooves picked up.    His main issue is that he isn't keen on selfies; I kept on trying to take some but he would turn his head away or back up one step whenever I tried.  Selfie shy I suppose?  Whatever, Jethro, be that way.

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Fail attempt at a conformation photo

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He has eyes, folks, no worries!

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Sweet little Jethro!
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Hey there, little man!

In other Jethro news, his little facility is being constructed!  We are over halfway done now, just waiting on a guy to put up the fence.  I will be sure to write a blog post of it for you all.


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